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Published September 21, 2009
The National Lacrosse League’s Colorado Mammoth named Josh Gross director of business operations in addition to his role as TV play-by-play announcer.
Blue Sky Sports and Entertainment named Erin Perron director of events and marketing.
HorsePower Sports Marketing hired Jack Heilig as a public relations consultant.
IMG College named Andrew Kossoff general manager of the company’s sports marketing property at Ohio State University.
Fuse named Gavin Harvey executive vice president and general manager. Harvey was formerly president of Versus.
Emmis Communications named Charlie Morgan vice president and general manager. Morgan was president and chief operating officer of IMS Productions, the broadcasting arm of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The World Fishing Network named Joe Higgins sales director. Higgins was founder and publisher of Florida Fishing Weekly.
Barclays Premier League club Arsenal named Svenja Geissmar general counsel and Trevor Saving head of people and operations.
Scottish Premier League club Rangers FC named Alastair Johnston chair, replacing David Murray who stepped down.
Sporting Goods and Apparel
Aetrex Worldwide named John Popham and Michel Racine market managers for Aetrex Canada. Popham was director of national sales and national account manager for Kodiak Group, and Racine was regional sales manager for central and eastern Canada for Rockport Canada.
The Finish Line promoted Donald Courtney to president of e-commerce in its new e-commerce division.
Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The Greensboro Sports Commission named Kim Strable president. Strable was athletic director at Greensboro College.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame named Anne Marie McLaughlin marketing communications manager. McLaughlin was media and marketing manager for the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship.
Turnkey Sports and Entertainment promoted Emily Huddell to vice president and named Michael Koch and Michael Sullivan application developers.
GoVision hired Alex Bethke to join its LED mobile video display team.
The National Alliance of Youth Sport named Pysha Simmons marketing coordinator.
PepsiCo North America named Peter Land senior vice president of communications. Land was chief marketing officer for the Breeders’ Cup.
The Coca-Cola Co. named Michael Stewart sales development manager for its south business unit. Stewart was director of regional partnerships for the Arena Football League.
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